Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2011-07-27

Climber: Andrew Russel

Date:Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got up to kinsman ridge trail around 9am with 8 year old son and dog. While it was sunny about 10 miles south low cloud cover had rolled in. The hike up started moderately with less rocks than I'm used to seeing....more gravel...but it was pretty steep. Eventually the dirt gave way to the classic rocks and roots! The trail was slippery in multiple places especially along the mid-section where you are climbing up the side of the mountain. Around an hour-half we leveled out (opted to not take the left to the ridge since there was no view). We made the last scramble up to where the tram area is and took the left to follow the gravel trail up to the observation tower. Painful knowing that the views would have been spectacular but we managed to sneak a couple on the way down as some of the clouds lifted. Regardless we had a good time enjoying the hike. If we didn't have 45 more to do I would love to do this one again on a clear day. As always the dog slept the whole 3hour ride home
Summary Total Data
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:4080 ft / 1243 m
    Time:2 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes

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